Title: The Colour Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Page count: 308
Read dates: 21/09/2020-3/10/2020
Synopsis - Celie narrates her life through letters to God, and eventually her sister, telling of the trauma and loneliness she goes through until she learns to resist the paralyzing self-concept forced on her by others.
My thoughts - I read this book a long time ago, perhaps when I was a little too young. I was able to enjoy it more now, but also understand and appreciate the story on a different level.
It's a difficult, and very sad story to read, and Celie is a character that I would love to bundle up and keep safe. She's kind, she's caring, she's thoughtful, and she's repeatedly mistreated by those around her.
It's very much a story of personal growth, and forgiveness, there is a lot of change from start to finish, and it does end in a much better place than where it started.
I very much feel it's about the transition of people behaving the way they think they should, to people behaving the way they actually should.
It's thought-provoking, vivid and powerful.
My rating - 5/5